Review by our sommelier Claudio Comella* :
Château Grande Village are property and Guinaudeau family housing since 1962 in the town of Mouillac, Department of Fronsac. In 1872 the family acquired the prestigious property Guinaudeau Château Lafleur in Pomerol, Department of Libourne. There were several generations that followed Château Lafleur, until 1984 took over the business Guinaudeau Jacques and his wife Sylvie, being sole owner in 2001. Château Lafleur produces wines recognized worldwide and gets the best scores of critics like Robert Parker. It also has external advice and home shopping Jean Pierre Moueix, owner of Chateau Petrus in Pomerol.
Since 2002, Guinaudeau Baptiste, son of Jacques and Sylvie, along with his partner Julie, joined the family business giving a full and effective support. The presence of both has caused the saga continues, and the contribution of new ideas of these two little geniuses.Since then, things in Château Grande Village have changed substantially, contributing and giving the same interest as his older brother, Château Lafleur.
Guinaudeau family made their residence Grande Village to improve and enhance the quality of its wines. Guinaudeau philosophy leads them to flee wines "fashion", which are present overmaturity overruns and long maceration. They compare their wines with tea: "The more contact time having tea with the water, the stronger, but without a good taste." And miraculously, they have succeeded! It's amazing to find in the market Château Grande Village 2004, being the year of commercialization, and drinking the essence Atlantic, thin and full of purity.
Grande Village 2004 is a prudent colored wine, dominated by a fast ball in cup that calls to mind soft textures. Pure and subtle aromas of blackberry, blended with a selection of cocoa and dairy.Some light moves make exciting essences arising pencil lead and ink. Harmonic texture with delicate fruit sensations, light, fresh structure, round with prominent acidity and polished tannins.
Château Grande Village, a great little beast ... Excellent, Mon Dieu!